“I am a Latina, I am a scientist, and you can do this too:” Stories of Community Engagement with Ashley Pirovano

As Community Scientist at BioBus, Ashley Pirovano’s role is to spark an interest in science in students of all ages every day. We spoke with Ashley about her journey from ballerina to scientist, how her work opens the eyes of students to the wonders of science, and what she hopes to see in the future of the industry.

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Stories of Community Engagement: James Leitner, Founder of MissionCleanWater

At just 24 years old, James Leitner founded MissionCleanWater, a nonprofit that takes a community-based approach to building sustainable clean water projects in rural Uganda. To raise awareness of the issue, he walked across the continental US carrying 10 gallons of water, ran a marathon a day for a month, and more. We spoke to James for the second interview in our Stories of Community Engagement Interview Series.

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